A QUIET PLACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Krasinski Stars: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. In a quiet place, no one can hear you scream? A well-made, tense and suspenseful horror film from director John Krasinski (best known for his work on the US version of tv sitcom The Office), A Quiet Place is also as scary as hell. Not since last year’s Don’t Breathe has the use of silence been such an effective and potent cinematic tool for creating edge of the seat tension and a palpable sense of dread. A Continue reading

DETROIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimer, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell. The latest film from Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, etc) is a searing drama set in Detroit, Michigan, in the summer of 1967. This was the height of civil unrest and riots in major US cities, stemming from decades of racial inequality and injustice. In July 1967, a five-day riot erupted in the eponymous city following a police raid on an illegal Continue reading

13 HOURS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Bay Stars: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, David Costabile, Matt Letscher, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma. Michael Bay does Black Hawk Down with this testosterone fuelled piece of war porn based on a true story. The film is set in Libya in 2012 and depicts the situation when heavily armed Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a covert CIA annex in the city of Benghazi. Four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in Continue reading

SOMETHING BORROWED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Greenfield Stars: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Ashley Williams, Colin Egglesfield. Something Borrowed is certainly an appropriate title for this bland and formulaic romantic comedy, which borrows heavily from the cliches and general plot elements of a number of films from this over crowded genre. Something Borrowed has been scripted by Jennie Snyder, and based on the best selling novel by Emily Griffin, and most notably the plot resembles My Best Friend’s Wedding, which starred Julie Roberts and Cameron Continue reading